Originally posted by: mechedd
Thanks everyone. Vendors should indicate that the heatsinks are compatible with AM3, for people like me who are new to building computers.
Probably too much hassle for them to do that, plus some of those heatsinks use their own type of brackets so they can't be swapped from say the older AMD s939 to the newer AM2/AM3 sockets because the holes in the board where the heatsink retention frames go has changed, s754/939 only used 2 screws, the newer ones use four.
Best of luck with the new system!
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